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Numerous people jumped, conservative journalist attacked at UW Charlie Kirk event

A conservative reporter and several other people were attacked, allegedly by members of Antifa, during an event Tuesday at the University of Washington featuring Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA.

The reporter, Jonathan Choe, as well as his security team is seen being attacked by a group of ruffians in the quad as he tries to run away, and then a member of his team is shown with blood trickling down his face and neck in the aftermath of the ambush.

Choe and “his security were attacked by members of ANTIFA near the anti-Israel encampment at the University of Washington,” reported Frontlines, a news outlet for TPUSA. “Cops were called to the scene and are now investigating.”

A statement from the University of Washington given to Frontlines stated that campus police “are busy keeping the Turning Point USA event and other areas of campus as safe as possible. We take any assault seriously, and UWPD will be investigating these incidents, gathering statements and video footage that may be available.”

The attack was one part of a much larger series of melees in which alleged members of Antifa repeatedly jumped supporters of Kirk and TPUSA, according to numerous videos posted on social media, however in some instances it’s hard to make out who started throwing punches first and who is all involved in the fights.

Choe continued to report from the scene, posting on X that “students leaving the Charlie Kirk event in Seattle were greeted by a mob of Antifa lunatics who flooded the Quad. They carried weapons and started numerous fights.”

Kirk also weighed in, posting on X: “After a successful evening event and day of tabling, ANTIFA is attempting to intimidate our attendees as the event ends. They are mostly non-students the university should immediately deal with but for some reason allow to roam free and bully the student body.”

In one moment of apparent levity, some Kirk supporters challenged the activists to a push-up contest, according to one social media post.

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IMAGE: X screenshot

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